Not content with saddling his son with a name derived from the Old French word for knapsack, a Silicon Valley mogul has drafted his 17 year-old son Talmage Johnson to help him halt the passage of time. Bryan Johnson, 45, forks out $2 million (£1.6million) a year on the “world’s first multi-generational plasma exchange”, AKA “Operation Blueprint”. At a medical spa near Dallas, Texas, Talmage gave up one fifth of his blood to a bunch of doctors who duly converted it to liquid plasma and popped it back into his dad. Bryan’s father, 70 year-old Grandpa Richard, in turn took a hit of the good stuff donated by his son. Bryan’s thrilled with his new “pristine” plasma, which he reckons affords him the fitness level and lung capacity of an 18 year-old. One teeny snag: there have been studies on mice but there is scant evidence that plasma exchange has any anti-ageing benefits for humans.
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